Halifax, Canada - Portsmouth, UK Virtual Investment, Trade and Education Mission

Portsmouth and Halifax are two of the world’s great maritime cities linked over hundreds of years of transatlantic history. They are both exemplars of the modern integrated city, with all levels of government working closely with the private sector and educational establishments to foster innovation, partnerships and economic development.

This virtual trade mission will be perfect for businesses and educational institutions wanting to learn more about opportunities for collaboration and trade between our countries. Introductions from city leaders will be followed by presentations from universities in the two cities discussing how their research is finding solutions for the challenges of the 21st Century.


The Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy will discuss with BAe Systems the Naval base of the future, decarbonisation, digitalisation and AI. Networking sessions will allow business to business exchange across the Atlantic, facilitated by local representatives in the areas of renewable energy; marine and maritime services; aerospace, engineering and manufacturing; digital, creative and cultural exchange.

The BCCTC has supported this project since inception and is glad to offer Members and stakeholders a great chance to explore new opportunities for trade and investment.


About this Event

Virtual Investment, Trade and Education Mission for businesses and education institutions wanting to learn more about investment, trade and education between Portsmouth UK and Halifax Canada.

Thursday February 25, 2021

Portsmouth time: 1:00 PM GMT - Halifax time: 9:00 AM AST - Toronto time: 8:00 AM EST


Join us for this free online event for local businesses and education institutions wanting to learn more about opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between our two cities.


  • Hear the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Gerald Vernon Jackson, and the mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, share what our cities have to offer.

  • Listen as the University of Portsmouth and Dalhousie University talk about their innovative work.

  • Hear from the Navy in both cities and BAE Systems about how Portsmouth and Halifax are already working together and about Naval bases of the future.

  • Learn about the Halifax Innovation District and Portsmouth, the Creative City.


Take part in themed business to business networking rooms facilitated by key figures from both cities:

  • Green growth and renewable energy

  • Marine and Maritime

  • Aerospace, engineering and manufacturing

  • Digital and creative/cultural

Click here for more info and to register.